## Progress Pushes Paradise©1998 ##
by Andy Foster & Gabe Berry
They began pouring Footings, the Other day. Over trails and memories of Yesterday.
Head strong, misguided, People in Control.
What's there to do? What's the toll?
Souls float down the River.
Progress Pushes Paradise ~ Away

Turning soil that's Never been seen. Daylight shines with an Eerie gleam.
Over Ridges and valleys that were Covered Before,
with Oaks and Dogwoods that have seen two World Wars.
Buildings rise up from the land, where a Girl and two Boys use ta play in the sand.

( What I've got to say…)

Its Not Fair! It's All Wrong! It's Too One Sided!
Is the Money all Gone, or have We been blind Sided?
Your Time runs Short. Gotta Run from the Chores.
To Give up the Business you Just close your Doors.

With a Stroke of a pen and the Shake of Two hands,
our precious hideouts Come Down where they Stand.
Priorities - Debates over "What it will Take?". Feelings turned to fact Saying "Its Too Late!".
Values and thoughts not Derived from the heart.
Progress Pulls Paradise ~ Apart

Finding a Buyer has Not been a Breeze. Sell out, Get out would Not come with Ease.
Dump it, Bury it, Pennies on the Pound.
It don't really matter, Just Shut It Down!
To Sell the Land, don't Do It today.
Progress Pushes Paradise ~ Away

(You know what I got to say!)

Its Not Fair! It's All Wrong! It's Too One Sided!
Is the Money all Gone, or have We been blind Sided?
Your Time runs Short. Gotta Run from the Chores.
To Give up the Business you Just close the Doors.

To give up the business / (You Just close the Doors.)
To give up the business / (They'll be No More Chores.)
The business / (No More Chores….)

Copyright Andy Foster & Gabe Berry 1998